Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| September 11, 2018 @ 11:33 am

Much of Central Alabama is enjoying mostly cloudy skies at this point, but we do have some thicker cloud cover over parts of the area.

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What’s Going On With The Rest Of The Tropical Disturbances Out There

What’s Going On With The Rest Of The Tropical Disturbances Out There

| September 11, 2018 @ 11:07 am

As of 10:00 am, Tropical Storm Isaac continues on a westerly track at 16 MPH with maximum sustained winds at 70 MPH. The minimum central pressure is up to 996 MB (29.42 inches).

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Quick Update On Hurricane Florence

Quick Update On Hurricane Florence

| September 11, 2018 @ 10:27 am

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center as of 10:00 am this morning, Florence is still a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 MPH and a minimum central pressure of 950 MB (28.06 inches).

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Cloudy, Cooler, & Rain: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Cloudy, Cooler, & Rain: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 10, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

Much of Central Alabama is covered with a good bit of cloud cover with the exception of the extreme southeastern parts of the area, but showers and a few embedded thunderstorms are affecting mainly the eastern half of the area.

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Hot & Mainly Dry: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Hot & Mainly Dry: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 7, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

While there is one tiny shower showing up in the northwestern corner of Marion County at 12:30 PM, all of Central Alabama is rain free at this point with a mix of sun and clouds.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At 1:00 PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather At 1:00 PM

| September 6, 2018 @ 1:17 pm

We have some scattered showers moving north-northwestward mainly over the northern half of Central Alabama as we have just passed the lunch-time hour.

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At Midday: Rather Wet In The West, Mainly Dry In The East

At Midday: Rather Wet In The West, Mainly Dry In The East

| September 5, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

We continue to have mainly cloudy, cooler, and rather wet conditions over the western half of Central Alabama, while the eastern half is seeing very little in the way of rain.

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Tropical Storm Gordon Making Landfall Near Pascagoula

Tropical Storm Gordon Making Landfall Near Pascagoula

| September 4, 2018 @ 10:49 pm

Tropical Storm Gordon is making landfall very close to the Alabama/Mississippi state line very close to Pascagoula. The good news is that strengthening did not occur between the last advisory at 7:00 PM and the latest one just before landfall at 10:00 PM. Maximum sustained winds continue to be around 70 MPH with a few gusts as high as 85 MPH.

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Gordon Making Final Approach To The Gulf Coast

Gordon Making Final Approach To The Gulf Coast

| September 4, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

With the current strength and forecast track of Gordon, tropical storm conditions will continue to move onshore from southeast Louisiana to near the Alabama/Florida state line.

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Gordon Continues Approach To The Gulf Coast: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Gordon Continues Approach To The Gulf Coast: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 4, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

Of course the big weather story of the day is Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane before making landfall later this evening.

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Impacts On Central Alabama From Gordon

Impacts On Central Alabama From Gordon

| September 4, 2018 @ 10:02 am

The good news is that the impacts on much of Central Alabama will be very small as much of the activity from Tropical Storm Gordon should stay well south of the area. Most of us will only see an increase in cloud cover throughout today and Wednesday.

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Gulf Coast Impacts From Gordon

Gulf Coast Impacts From Gordon

| September 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As Gordon continues to make the approach to the central Gulf Coast, we will take a quick look on what to expect along the shores of eastern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle, including Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

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A Few Evening Notes On Tropical Storm Gordon

A Few Evening Notes On Tropical Storm Gordon

| September 3, 2018 @ 7:40 pm

While Central Alabama will get some rain throughout the next 2 days from Gordon, much of that will be located over the southwestern parts of the area, but only totaling 1-2 inches. The rest of the area will see the standard chance of isolated to scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

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Labor Day Is Heating Up, Especially In The Tropics: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Labor Day Is Heating Up, Especially In The Tropics: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 3, 2018 @ 12:28 pm

Skies are mostly clear to partly cloudy throughout the area as we have made it to the lunchtime hour. Temperatures are currently in the 80s throughout the area. A few isolated showers have started dotting the radar over the extreme southern portions of the area, and they should continue to build mainly over that part of the area through the afternoon hours.

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Some Sun, Some Clouds, Some Rain: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Some Sun, Some Clouds, Some Rain: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am

While much of the area has mostly clear to partly cloudy skies, we already have showers and thunderstorms firing up over the southwestern parts of the area, mainly over the southern portions of Sumter County and down into the Mobile market.

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Another Typical Hot Summertime Day: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Another Typical Hot Summertime Day: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 28, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

While most locations are “enjoying” plenty of sunshine on this very hot day across Central Alabama, some are actually lucky enough to be getting a refreshing shower as we have reached the noon hour.

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Plenty of Sun… Plenty of Heat: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Plenty of Sun… Plenty of Heat: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am

As we make the run-up to the midday hour in Central Alabama, we are getting plenty of sunshine with only a few small clouds floating overhead. With these mostly clear skies, radar is free of any shower activity at this point.

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A Rather Nice Afternoon Outside: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

A Rather Nice Afternoon Outside: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 22, 2018 @ 1:14 pm

We have partly cloudy skies across Central Alabama at this point on our Wednesday afternoon, but the good news is that we have lower humidity levels making feel not-so-bad outside. Temperatures are in the lower to the mid-80s for the northern half of the area, with mid to upper 80s for the southern half.

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